BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – The second suspect charged in the death of DJ Fields in March 2021 was found guilty Monday.
Ty Chaneyfield, 21, of Ridgeland was found guilty of murder, two charges of attempted murder, three charges of assault and battery by mob and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.
He was sentenced to life in prison, according to 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone.
This was the second murder trial in the Bluffton high schooler’s death. In May, Jimmie Green was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in Fields’ killing and 30 years for shooting two others.
Prosecutors said Green was looking for “opps” or his opponents the night 18-year-old Fields was killed. Investigators said the high schooler was driving in a car on Bluffton Parkway with his friends Edwin Graham and Kylan Simmons when Green and Chaneyfield drove up next to them and opened fire.
Fields was killed, Graham was shot in the face and Simmons was also hurt. Both Graham and Simmons survived.
Prosecutors have said Fields and his friends were not the people Green and Chaneyfield were targeting — an apparent case of mistaken identity.